Come Visit the West Branch Library

Located next to the West Terre Haute Community Center, the West Branch is a single-level building with ease of access for all customers. The West Branch features:

  • A self-check out station
  • Self-service pickup for holds
  • A computer area with seventeen Windows 7 computers
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • An on-staff State Notary
  • A dedicated teen area
  • A dedicated children's area
  • A certified Nature Explore outdoor classroom
  • Two meeting rooms and a full kitchen available for reservation

Patrons to the West Branch can use their library card to place holds on items from either the Main Branch of West Branch to pickup at their convenience. Patrons can also check out an iPad Air.

West Branch offers programs for all ages, including family movies, storytimes and computer classes. Download the VCPL Newsletter for a complete listing of upcoming programs.

Collections

  • Large Print
  • Best Seller Express
  • New Adult Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Adult Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Circulating Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Books on CD
  • Music CDs
  • Parent/Teach Materials
  • DVDs for All Ages
  • Graphic Novels for All Ages

For Children

  • Two AWE ELF Stations
  • Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
  • Board Books
  • Board Games, Puzzles, LEGO and K'nex
  • LaunchPads

For Teens

  • Teen Fiction & Nonfiction
  • XBox One Console for use in the library
  • Video Games

Contact West Branch

125 North Church St
West Terre Haute, In 47885
812–235–2121
Map

Hours:

  • Monday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Closed Saturdays & Sundays

West Terre Haute Information

Halloween Costume Swap

Children in Halloween Costumes
West Branch
Tuesday, October 30 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
All ages: Save money, reduce waste and be creative with random accessories or gently used outfits this Halloween.  Visit the West Branch to leave what you can and take what you need to create your perfect costume.  Costumes for all ages will be accepted and available to take at no charge.  Items will be first come first serve.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, October 31 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading on Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, November 2 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 7 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading on Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, November 9 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.

Gadget Preview

Tablets and Smart Phones
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, November 12 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Get some real practice time with different tablets and gadgets.  Different devices, what they can do, and what they cost will all be discussed. 

Watch This! West The Nightmare Before Christmas

Poster: The Nightmare Before Christmas
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, November 13 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
25 years ago Jack the Pumpkin King first reigned terror upon the world with his bizarre vision of Christmas. Bridge the gap between Halloween and the winter holidays with this Tim Burton classic.

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, November 14 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.

Book Chat

Cover: Bird Box
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, November 15 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Something is out there that must not be seen. One glimpse, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she dreams of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the children are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat - blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them. but is it man, animal, or monster?Interweaving past and present, Bird Box by Josh Malerman is a snapshot of a world unraveled by terror.

Ready to Read Storytime

Children Reading on Stack of Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, November 16 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.

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